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Business Valuation and How to Increase Business Value

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 16:00

This session will be led by a corporate finance professional and will outline the main methods used by trade buyers and financial investors to value owner managed trading businesses. Participants will learn the merits of each method and the key considerations. Following on from this, Laurence will highlight some of the key ways of increasing the value of your business with a view to developing a clear succession and exit plan, whether by a trade sale, a management buyout, or an initial public offering.

Executive Leadership, Master Class

Laurence Whitehead

Laurence is a senior partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson in the firm's award-winning corporate finance lead advisory team. Laurence and his team have been recognised at a number of UK M&A award events over recent years. Laurence has also been awarded the "CF" designation by the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty in recognition of his M&A expertise. Laurence’s main areas of specialism include private equity, corporate acquisitions & disposals, finance raising, management buyouts, business valuations and M&A strategic planning. He is well connected in the corporate finance world, having previously been employed for a number of years at one of the "Big 4" firms where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a Member of the Chartered Securities Institute. During this time, Laurence also spent several years working on assignments in Russia and the Middle East, as well as working on private equity deals for over a year as a member of that firm’s London-based Private Equity Team. He is married with two teenage sons. In his spare time, Laurence enjoys football, tennis, skiing, the beach and keeping fit. Laurence (and his wife) read German & Russian at university in England and both are still keen linguists. He was also a member for three years of the inaugural Liverpool Football Club Official Supporters’ Committee.